EasyJet has announced that they will be cutting more flights this summer as the budget airline has been dealing with staff shortages and two years of pandemic related issues.
EasyJet has apologised to their customers and blamed the problem on ground handling, staff shortages and traffic control delays.
Following the announcement the budget airline will cancel a number of flights in and out of Gatwick Airport and they will introduce flight caps between July and August.
EasyJet’s chief executive Johan Lundgren warned that they have not yet decided how many cancellations there will be between July and August.
EasyJet said, “In response to these caps and in order to build additional resilience, easyJet is proactively consolidating a number of flights across affected airports.
“This provides customers with advance notice and the potential to rebook on to alternative flights.”
Lundgren added, “Delivering a safe and reliable operation for our customers in this challenging environment is easyJet’s highest priority and we are sorry that for some customers we have not been able to deliver the service they have come to expect from us.
“While in recent weeks the action we have taken to build in further resilience has seen us continue to operate up to 1,700 flights and carry up to a quarter of a million customers a day, the ongoing challenging operating environment has unfortunately continued to have an impact which has resulted in cancellations.”